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Unit is 3 years old and isn't picking up like it used to. Have to vacume over the same spot several time to get everything up and then it doesn't do it well.

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  • namvetdem Feb 18, 2009

    Unit seems to have good suction when holding the hose to my hand but I have to make repeated passes over the same area to pick up everything. The brush spins and it looks in good condition. I'm wondering if there is a refervishing kit so I could rebuild the unit?

    Kenmore Progressive model 116.25614504

    Ser # D54316282

  • namvetdem Feb 18, 2009

    Great......I took the plumbing apart and found a piece of plastic stuck near the bag opening.

    Thanks....great suggestion.

  • Philip Gaut May 11, 2010

    Please identify the make and model of your vacuum. I may then be able to help.



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OK. I'm not familiar with this particular vacuum, but I think you've said enough for me to give you some clues. Suction is one thing - air flow is another. If you've got good suction against your hand, then the problem is low air flow, and that's almost certainly caused by a partial blockage somewhere.
Because I don't know the details of this machine I can't guide you on where to look, but I'll bet that if you have a good look through the pipework you'll find something that shouldn't be there! If you can't find anything, and if you've got a second vacuum, you can sometimes dislodge a blockage by sucking air in the reverse direction through the problem machine.
Good luck! And please remember to rate this response. Thanks.

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